What Cult Wore Nikes?


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The Heaven's Gate suicide cult consisted of 39 people who committed simultaneous suicide en masse while wearing a uniform that included black and white Nike sneakers. This event took place on March 26, 1997 at a private residence in San Diego, California.

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What Cult Wore Nikes?
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Members of the Heaven's Gate cult, which was led by an American man named Marshall Applewhite who referred to himself as "Do" and believed he was an ancestor of Jesus Christ, believed that the Hale-Bopp comet was the harbinger of extraterrestrial beings who would collect cult members' souls and take them to a new life away from earth. The mass suicide is connected to this belief.

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